Poetry is an excellent mechanism to connect the physical and the spiritual world, a bridge between the two, a place where the two can meet. I feel that every search for God or spiritual understanding, is actually a search for the self. We search, I believe, because we all live double lives–one life in the physical world and another in the spiritual world–simultaneously. Our mentality, or what we call our personality, arises from roots in both worlds. We are spiritual beings who are presently experiencing a physical existence and too often we forget that we need to touch that spiritual part of ourselves. Poetry can, indeed, spark that remembrance of who we really are.
Poetry can reveal and evoke a wide range of thoughts and feelings: love, beauty, compassion, joy, mysticism, wisdom, imagination, metaphysics, spirituality, struggles, fears, disappointments –to name only a few. Often a poem is a spiritual or metaphysical flow of words filled with love and inspiration, and is romantic, heartfelt, visionary, and transcendental.
That ever round our head
Are hovering, on viewless wings,
~Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)